Vigilance Organization Kashmir Tuesday caught red handed Showket Ahmad Sofi R/o Chatabal, Srinagar Patwari Halqa Natipora, Srinagar and Ab. Rashid Dar S/o Ali Mohammad Dar R/o Natipora (orderly) while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs. 2000/- from the complainant. The complainant Faisal Lateef S/o Mohammad Lateef R/o Mehjoornagar Srinagar, Tuesday lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir, stating therein that his maternal uncle was transferring a piece of land in his favour at Mehjoor Nagar for which revenue extracts of said land were required. The said Patwari in turn demanded bribe amount Rs. 3500/- from the complainant for preparation of the necessary documents and has received Rs. 1500 in the first instance. Since the complainant is against paying of bribe and has arranged balance amount i.e. Rs. 2000/- to be paid to accused today. On receipt of the complaint, Case FIR No. 02/2016 P/S U/S 5 (2) J & K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 r/w 161 RPC VOK was registered and investigation taken up. The trap team headed by Dy. SP Mushtaq Ahmad, VOK laid a successful trap in which Patwari Halqa Natipora Srinagar namely Showket Ahmad Sofi R/o Chatabal, along with his assistant Ab. Rashid Dar S/o Ali Mohammad Dar R/o Natipora (Orderly in Revenue Department) were caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 2000/- as bribe from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from their possession along with previous amount of Rs. 1500/-. During the personal search of the said patwari and his assistant Ab. Rashid Dar S/o Ali Mohammad Dar R/o Natipora (Orderly in Revenue Department) Rs. 45,000/- has been recovered. Both the accused were arrested on spot. The entire proceedings were conducted in presence of an independent witness.
2015 Kashmir Despatch